Back in November, Christopher Nolan took the world on a journey unlike anything they had seen in a long time. Interstellar’s journey through the wormhole was one that stemmed from hard scientific research and Nolan’s love of classic science fiction stories and space films. These stories of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s invoke memories of days gone by where children looked to the stars and wondered what kind of magic could be out there waiting for us.
Available today on Digital HD, the Interstellar team over at Paramount Pictures is looking to celebrate the film’s home release by bringing back just a little more nostalgia. Now, you too can take the journey out into the unknown with the Interstellar Text Adventure game.
While some know exactly what that means, especially anyone involved with our Ready Player One book club, there are still those too young to know what a text adventure is and too stubborn to look it up in a different browser tab. Text adventures, also known as Interactive Fiction, are exactly what they sound like: games that are built entirely out of a story told to the player though text descriptions. Like the example above from the movie Big, the player can interact with story by inputting simple commands to move the adventure along. Check out the Interstellar game’s official synopsis below:
You are one of the twelve Lazarus Mission astronauts sent through the wormhole ten years prior to the events of INTERSTELLAR. The INTERSTELLAR Text Adventure game, written by executive producer Jordan Goldberg, explores your fate on your mission to find another habitable planet.
Let us know what you think of the game in the comment section below, or hit me up on Twitter (@MattDelhauer) and let me know how the heck I get past those basalt columns.
Interstellar is available today on Digital HD, and will be released on Blu-Ray March 31, 2015.